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Proud Participants of
2017 Stock and Land
9am - 4pm
We breed beautiful
black Angus cattle that
are a pleasure to handle
and beef yield required
by the commerical
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“Breeding Quality from Head to Tail”
Preview of sale bulls on
Saturday 28 January 2017
We follow leading
industry best practice
Reference Sires include:
All bulls independently assessed
by Ian Moreland for fertility and
Our breed consultant Willie Milne
will be on the farm from 9am -
1pm to answer all your breeding
Save the Sale Date:
Inaugural Autumn Bull Sale
FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017.
Daniel & Anne Marie Barrow
880 Berrys Creek Road
Mirboo North 3871
T. 03 5668 2168
M. 0425 862 941
AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST BEEF FIELD DAYS www.beefweek.com.au
OVER 5000 BULLS
OVER 200 STUDS REPRESENTING
THE outstanding beef cattle seedstock
available in south-east Australia will
be on display again with 200 plus studs
opening their properties for the 26th
Stock & Land Beef Week from January
27 to February 4.
Beef Week is the biggest event of its type in
Australia. It has been said, and it could possibly
be true, that Beef Week is the biggest event of its
type in the world as local and interstate visitors
tour the studs in search of their next stud sires or
herd improving bulls for commercial herds.
Increasingly, Beef Week is attracting many in-
ternational cattle industry people keen to discover
what the Australia seedstock industry has to offer,
especially in the British and European breeds.
Australian seedstock producers have been
astute in sourcing the world’s best genetics and
now the world is coming to Australia to find su-
Beef Week exhibitors display thousands of
cattle for visitors. As many as 5000 bulls from
30 breeds will sell during Beef Week or at on-
property autumn sales in the following weeks in
transactions that will put around $30 million into
the pockets of Beef Week exhibitors.
Beef Week serves as a high value low cost
marketing opportunity for seedstock producers
from those selling a handful of bulls to the big
operations which can sell hundreds.
Beef Week committee chairman Daryl Pear-
son urged those seedstock producers considering
becoming Beef Week participants to get around
as many Beef Week properties and as many
breeds as possible and find out what the success-
ful studs are doing to attract visitors.
Beef Week director Geoff Phillips has been
involved with the event for over two decades and
has predicted increased buying activity during
Beef Week and at the autumn on-property sales
“Following a good season and exceptional beef
cattle prices, stud and commercial producers are in-
vesting in the best genetics they can find,” he said.
“In 2016 most bull auctions had clearances in
the 90 per cent to 100 per cent range and $10,000
plus averages were not uncommon.
“The average for the 22,000 bulls of all breeds
sold at auction in 2016 was around $7200, a stag-
gering 25 per cent higher than the $5800 average
“While the requirements of bull buyers are
varied, Breedplan figures, raw data, polledness,
temperament and reputation of the vendor come
through as major issues.”
Lists and maps can be found at www.beef-
week.com.au or the Beef Week book can be ob-
tained from participating properties on their Beef
Australia’s genetic showcase for beef cattle
TEN years ago Daniel and
Anne Marie Barrow of
Merlewood Angus moved
from Melbourne to the
picturesque country town
of Mirboo North, nestled
in the rolling green hills
of the Strzelecki Ranges.
Now, they are about to host
their inaugural autumn bull sale
in March this year.
from head to tail
See beef: Anne Marie Barrow from Merlewood Angus in
Mirboo North is looking forward to the Stock & Land Beef
Week open day, this Saturday, January 28 from 9am.
Merlewood Angus brings
you some of the leading indus-
try Black Angus sires for inclu-
sion in your commercial beef
Whether you retain heifers or
sell your offspring into the beef
market and purchase replacement
heifers, the value of a quality sire
cannot be emphasised enough.
Starting in 2009 with just 20
females, Daniel and Anne Marie
have been inspired by the lead-
ing Black Angus seedstock pro-
ducers in both Victoria and New
They bring the best Black
Angus genetics and practices the
industry has to offer to Gippsland
for inclusion in their breeding
program and subsequently for
sale to you.
Read more about Merlewood
Angus at www.merlewoodangus.
All 30 of their sale bulls will
be on show on day two, Saturday,
January 28 from 9am.
Willie Milne will also be there
on the day from 9am to 1pm to
answer breed enquiries and Ian
Moreland may pop in on the day
to say hello.
LAST year marked the
90th year the Meikle fam-
ily have been at their Parry
Road, Meeniyan property
and the 66th year of breed-
ing Poll Herefords, over
The Meikles have a long
history of breeding cattle for
Gippsland conditions and the
ever changing market place.
This will be the 20th year Tar-
win Poll Herefords will be open
as part of Stock & Land Beef
Week, on Saturday, January 28.
All interested people are
welcome to visit the property
throughout the day, where light
refreshments will be provided.
The cattle are in excellent
condition and those for display
will include the current crop of
sale bulls, cows with bull calves
at foot and unjoined heifers,
some of which are for sale.
The day is a mix of display
Stud principal David Meikle
said people are welcome to just
come and have a look, but it is
also the start of sales for 2017.
“Serious buyers generally
look at the cattle first thing in
the morning,” he said.
The Meikles welcome it
as a day to catch up with past
clients and friends who call in.
The relaxed atmosphere allows
open discussion on the cattle on
display which is valuable to un-
derstand clients’ needs.
This year’s crop of sale bulls
have been vaccinated against
Leptospirosis, Vibriosis and
Pestivirus as well as being as-
sessed by the Tarwin Veterinary
Group for fertility and breeding
soundness in an effort to ensure
the best results.
The sale bulls include sons
bred from Tarwin Poll Her-
efords AI program by Allendale
Robin Hood and Days Director.
Top beef: David Meikle of Tarwin Poll Herefords is look-
ing forward to another successful Beef Week open day on
Saturday, January 28.
Generations of beef breeding
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